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Orca Spirit Adventures

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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company offering carbon neutral tours led by certified marine naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. Come aboard to experience the wild! Orca Spirit is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada and continually look for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives. Three hours in length, April through October are the ideal whale watching months. In this peak season, we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient & resident orcas, humpback, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary whale watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the 11 o’clock boat on 13 June and received a detailed briefing from Sarah before suiting up and setting off. A very exhilarating journey and Sarah was a very knowledgeable and competent narrator and captain. We were so lucky to see 6 orcas...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good trip with helpful commentary by the crew. Saw orca, seal , sea otter and bald eagles. Well worth it

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived in Victoria Canada via The Grand Princess and were only in the city for 6 hours. We choose to do a whale watching tour with Orca Spirit Adventures. After boarding the vessel we were given a safety briefing and a talk about the...More

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on your recent tour with us, booked while on board the Grand Princess cruise ship. Our team is incredibly disappointed and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that the circumstances of this tour caused....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Dale at the Victoria Tourist Information hooked us up with a great special price and free round trip shuttle delivery to and from our hotel. Sidney and Katje are knowledgeable about identifying each whale and guided us through an exciting 3...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think some of the blame for our bad experience goes to Holland America. Coming in on the Eurodam, we arrived at port at around 6:30. By the time we got to the tour and set out it was getting late. We spent about half...More

Thank Mark R
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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mark, We are incredibly disappointed reading your review of your recent tour with us. The evening tours are a staff and guest favourite and we have received many years worth of positive feedback of having tours at this time. Tours departing in the evening...More

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susanmoorhouse152
13 January 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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Caitlinelisem412
10 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
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Steve C
30 November 2016|
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Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
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